of Health Sciences and Practice
DrPH Health Policy and Management
Chung, M., Schwartz, H., Misra, S., O'Hara, D. (2013, November). Convergence of the multiple chronic conditions strategic framework and national prevention strategy under the patient protection and affordable care act to reduce health disparities among older adults. Poster presentation at 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA.
Chung, M. (2013, November). An evaluation of the national prevention strategy and healthy people 2020 goals with targeted improvements for the disabled, enhanced by the patient protection and affordable care act.Oral presentation at 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA.
Chung, M. (2013, November). An evaluation of the chronic care model, national prevention strategy and healthy people 2020 goals to reduce health disparities among older americans through the patient protection and affordable care act. Roundtable presentation at 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA.
Our candidates were very successful at the New York State Public Health Association Annual Conference, Wednesday April 24, 2013, in Troy, New York:
Patient Satisfaction Survey: What does it mean to your bottom line?
An evaluation of the National Prevention Strategy and Healthy People 2020 with targeted goals for the disabled
Women's Health is Societies' Wealth
Improving care outcomes for the disabled: Where policy falls short
Congratulations to Dr. Arno, who has been recognized as a national leader in long term care research. His membership on TEDMED’s caregiver crisis challenge team reflects his contributions this past decade on the impact of formal and informal caregiving on long term care.
Dr. Michael Gusmano presented two papers: “New Medical Technologies and Patient Voices” and "Policy implications of an Aging Workforce," at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2012.
Two new doctoral fellowships were added to the program this summer. One is sponsored by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare Foundation, located in Washinton, D.C., examining the potential impact of policy changes in Social Security and Medicare on racial and ethnic minorities; the other is sponsored by the Women’s City Club of New York analyzing the policy implications of the Medicaid managed long-term care roll-out in New York City. Our first two fellowship recipients are Monae Johnson and Mahwish Khan, respectively. CONGRATULATIONS!
Title:The Patient Satisfaction Survey: What does it mean to your bottom line?
Title: Independence at Home Demonstration Project: realistic or doomed?
On May 4 doctoral faculty participated in a seminar, An Emerging Policy Agenda for Palliative Care, hosted by the Center for Long Term Care Research & Policy. Keynote speakers included Mary Beth Morrissey PhD, MPH, JDfounder andChair, Collaborative for Palliative Care and President, Westchester End-of-Life Coalition and Bruce Jennings, M.A., Director of Bioethics at the Center for Humans and Nature and faculty member. Panelists included Julie W. Buyon, M.A., Director of Patient Services for the MAC Angels Foundation; Dana R. Deravin Carr, RN- BC, CCM, MPH, MS, doctoral candidate in our program and a registered professional nurse certified in case management; and Bruce Feinberg, D.O., Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Management, Payors for Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions. The panel was moderated by faculty members Deborah Viola and Michael Gusmano.
You may view the seminar here. The video includes presentation slides by co-keynote speaker Mary Beth Morrissey. The full prepared text of co-keynote speaker Bruce Jennings’ presentation is available here.
Congratulations to our doctoral faculty who were recognized. NYMC faculty who authored a comprehensive text during FY2011: Arno, Peter, Viola, Deborah, Shi, Qiuhu. MetLife study of caregiving costs to working caregivers: double jeopardy for baby boomers caring for their parents. Gusmano, Michael, et al. Health care in world cities.
A video of their presentations is available at the School of Health Sciences and Practice Learning Management Site. The video also includes presentations by Center Director and Director of the Doctoral Program in Health Policy and Management, Peter S. Arno, PhD. & Center Deputy Director and faculty member, Michael K. Gusmano, PhD., who provide an overview of Center activities to date.
The Center was also featured in this month's inTouch:
Center for Long Term Care Research and Policy tackles tough issues of aging, Vol.17 No.9, (Nov. 2011), p.3.
The Doctoral Program is proud to have been so well-represented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, in Washington, D.C. October 29-November 2, by its faculty and doctoral candidates:
Sandeep Sharma, MD, Doctoral Candidate, presented two posters: A Single-Blinded, Direct Observational Study of PGY-1 and PGY-2 Residents in Evaluating their History-Taking and Physical Examination Skills and A Call fo a Federal Ban on Consumer Fireworks
Melissa Lang, Doctoral Candidate, participated in a panel: Rebalancing Institutional Care to Grassroots Aging in Place Model
Dana Derravin Carr, Doctoral Candidate, presented a poster: Evaluation of access to advance directives for seriously ill African Americans in urban communities served by safety net hospitals
Luis Rodriguez, MD, Doctoral Candidate, presented a poster he co-authored with fellow candidates Mahwish Khan, Monae Johnson, David White, Karina Aguilar, Miranda Chung and faculty member Deborah Viola: Assessing improvements to health care coverage for persons with disabilities using the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Healthy People 2020 as a guide
Who’s in the News?
Lamar, Stacey. Education is crucial in violence fight. Letter to the Editor, Poughkeepsie Journal, February 24, 2013.
Pharmaceutical Commerce A conversation with Meghan Fitzgerald, President, Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions Jan/Feb 2012.
The Bioethics Forum of The Hastings Center:
Administration Reveals Lack of CLASS
Viola, D., Arno, P. S., Byrnes, J., & Doran, E. (2013, November). Reconceptualizing the Medical Home for Children and Young Adults with Special Health Care Needs. Journal of Disabilitiy Policy Studies, Epub ahead of print.
Jack D, Neckerman K, Schwartz-Soicher O, Lovasi GS, Quinn J, Richards C, Bader M, Weiss C, Konty K, Arno P, Viola D, Kerker B, Rundle A. Socio-economic status, neighbourhood food environments and consumption of fruits and vegetables in New York City. Public Health Nutr, 2013 Jul;16(7):1197-205. doi: 10.1017/S1368980012005642. Epub 2013 Feb 6. PubMed PMID: 23388104.
Viola D, Arno PS, Maroko AR, Schechter CB, Sohler N, Rundle A, Neckerman KM, Maantay J. Overweight and obesity: Can we reconcile evidence about supermarkets and fast food retailers for public health policy? J Public Health Policy. 2013 May 30. doi: 10.1057/jphp.2013.19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23719294.
Clare C, Afzal O, Knapp K, Viola D. Determining a Patient’s Comfort in Inquiring about Health Care Providers’ Hand Washing Behavior. Journal of Patient Safety, June 2013 - Volume 9 - Issue 2 - p 68–74 doi: 10.1097/PTS.0b013e31827819d2
Maschi T, Viola, D, Morgen, K, Koskinen L. Trauma, Stress, Grief, Loss, and Separation among Older Adults in Prison: The Protective Role of Coping Resources on Physical and Mental Well-Being. Journal of Crime and Justice, epub ahead of print, July 12, 2013.
Maschi T, Viola D, Sun F. The High Cost of the International Aging Prisoner Crisis: Well-Being as the Common Denominator for Action. The Gerontologist, 2012 Oct 4;doi: 10.1093/geront/gns125
Petrullo, K, LaMarr, S, Alexander, K, Nwanko, O, Viola, D. The Patient Satisfaction Survey: What does it mean to your bottom line?" Journal of Hospital Administration.2013;2(2):doi:10.5430/jha.v2n2p1
Maschi T, MacMillan, T,Viola, D. Group drumming and well-being: A promising self-care strategy for social workers. Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, 2012 Dec 19:doi:10.1080/17533015.2012.748081
Viola D, Arno P, Siskowski C, Cohen D, Gusmano M. The Economic Value of Youth Caregiving in the United States. Relational Child and Youth Care. 2012;25(2):10-13.
Sharma, S., A Single-Blinded, Direct Observational Study of PGY-1 Interns and PGY-2 Residents in Evaluating their History Taking and Physical Examination Skills. The Permanente Journal/ Fall 2011/ Volume 15 No. 4.
MetLife Mature Market Institute, the National Alliance for Caregiving, and the Center for Long Term Care Research & Policy at New York Medical College. The MetLife Study of Caregiving Costs to Working Caregivers: Double Jeopardy for Baby Boomers Caring for Their Parents. (Center faculty contributors: Peter S. Arno, Deborah Viola, and Qiuhu Shi) June 2011.
Gusmano, M.K. Do We Really Want to Control Health Care Spending? Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. 2011 June, 36: 495-500.
Viola, D. with Tina Maschi, of Fordham University.Economics of Aging in Prison. United Nations Commission on Aging, NYC. April 4, 2013.
Arno, P., Viola, D. Food Insecurity, Health Problems and Unmet Needs: Implications for Aging and Long Term Care in NYC.
A selection of resources for the Health Policy and Management, Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) candidate.
American Psychological Association (APA) Style Guide a guide to the the most pertinent apects of APA style, including examples of references and in-text citations.
American Psychological Association (APA) Style Highlights a brief checklist of APA points.
Databases of particular interest:
(To see the entire HSL databases collection visit the Databases Page)
ABI Inform PubMed Academic OneFile Nursing and Allied Health Collection CINAHL Oxford Reference: Economics and Business Health Business FullText Elite PsycINFO Health Reference Center Academic Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection LexisNexis Scopus
Health Policy Web Sites selected sites offering statements, reports, briefs and news on a variety of health policy issues.
How Do I …? Library tip sheets. Library Online Tutorials short tutorials demonstrating Library resources.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) a selection of health policy and management subject headings.
Recommended and Required Reading a list of books and resources by course.
Searching for Public Health Information - a Tip Sheet a basic guide to researching public health topics.
Deluca, E., Alim, I., Viola, D., & Arno, P. Case Report on Socio-Economic Aspects of Obesity
Viola, D., & Arno, P.S. Economic Perspective in Graduate Health Education
Viola, D., & Arno, P.S. Health-care Inequities Revisited: The Impact of 9/11
What's New? (continued)
July and August 2011
Two of our doctoral candidates were featured in the NYMC publication inTOUCH. Dana Deravin Carr was given Accolades for her receipt of the Hudson Valley Chapter Case Manager of the Year award. Read more
Ana West was featured in an article describing her experience as a Franklin Fellow with the State Department as part of her internship. Read more
Doctoral candidate Dana Deravin Carr, RNBC, CCM, MPH, MS is the recipient of the 2010 Patricia McCollom Professional Case Manager Scholarship and is the Hudson Valley Chapter Case Manager of the Year for 2011. Read more
Doctoral candidate Nancie E. Celini was session moderator at the Drug Information Association (DIA) 47th annual meeting in Chicago from June 19 – June 23, 2011. Nancie facilitated a presentation on “Rethinking Pharmaceutical Development” followed by a one-on-one candid discussion with Dr. David B. Nash, Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University.
Doctoral candidates, Sandeep Sharma, MD and Gus Steadman, both presented posters at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Seattle Washington June 12. Sandeep's poster detailed his current research: “A Single-Blinded, Direct Observational Study of PGY-1 and PGY-2 Residents in Evaluating their History-Taking and Physical Examination Skills.” Gus presented a chapter of his dissertation research: "Meeting Primary Care Needs in Medically Underserved Areas: Relationships between International Medical Graduates, US Medical Graduates, and Primary Care in Rural Underserved Areas. "
Doctoral student Monae L. Johnson, MPH, MBS is the recipient of the 2011 Emerging Healthcare Leaders Scholarship Program sponsored by the Healthcare Leaders of New York (HLNY), an official local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The scholarship program exists to award undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled in a course of academic studies related to Healthcare Management/Administration, Health Systems Management, Policy/Public Administration or Hospital Administration. All awardees must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00, and must distinguish themselves through academic studies, community involvement and a written vision statement to become a future healthcare leader. This year, a total of three graduate scholarships were awarded.
Doctoral students Karina Aguilar, Miranda Chung and David White presented their paper at the Public Health Association of NYC Student & New Professionals 6th Annual Student Conference on May 21. The conference brought together NYC-area students and faculty of public health to present their work and to tackle new public health research issues. Their presentation, “Health Care Implications of ACO’s on Short-Term and Long-Term Care Planning for the Elderly and Disabled,” was a result of a team project done with fellow classmates Mahwish Kahn, Monae Johnson and Luis Rodriquez in their Health Services Research I class with Dr. Viola.
Faculty members Peter Arno and Deborah Viola presented their study, "Social Security and Improved Health and Longer Life Expectancy," at the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare, Washington DC, March 11, 2011. Attendees included members of CMS as well as participants from organizations representing the elderly, women, and minority groups. Read more
A new article published in the Journal of Public Health Policy - "Social Security and Mortality: The Role of Income Support Policies and Population Health in the United States," co-authored by faculty and directors, Peter Arno, Deborah Viola and their colleagues, received media attention for the potential it may have in advancing the public discourse about the future of Social Security. News Release
The Center for Long Term Care Research and Policy was launched January 1st and is dedicated to improving the quality of long-term care for all Americans. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the Center engages in research, education and public policy development designed to address health care disparities, health care needs and care-giving across the lifespan and to promote fair and equitable financing of long-term care in the United States. Current center staff includes:
Director: Peter Arno, Ph.D.
Deputy Director: Michael K. Gusmano, Ph.D.
Research Administrator: Kenneth Knapp, Ph.D.
Research Scholars: Deborah Viola, Ph.D. and Qiuhu Shi, Ph.D.
Doctoral faculty and students feature story in Fall/Winter 2010 Chironian, page 20.
See how much fun research can really be!
November 6-10, 2010
The Doctoral Program is proud to have been so well-represented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Denver by its faculty and doctoral candidates.
Sandeep Sharma, MD, Doctoral Candidate, presented a paper that was honored with an award in the Medical Care Section: Student Paper Award Session: A single-blinded, direct observational study of PGY-1 and PGY-2 residents in evaluating their history-taking and physical examination skills.
Indu Taneja, MD, PhD, Doctoral Candidate, presented a paper she co-authored with doctoral faculty members Deborah Viola and Peter Arno, and members of her dissertation committee, Leonard Jason, Julian Stewart, and Howell Sasser: Racial Disparities in Orthostatic Intolerance.
Padmini Murthy, MD, faculty member, presented a paper: Human trafficking: A modern day plague.
Deborah Viola, PhD, faculty member, prepared a paper with fellow faculty member Peter Arno, and colleagues Connie Siskowski and Donna Cohen, that was presented at a poster session by graduate student Jennifer Greene, BA , Department of Aging and Mental Health Disparities and Head, Violence and Injury Prevention Program, University of South Florida, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, Tampa, FL: A Profile of Caregiving in the Disabilities Population.
Alumnus Michael J. Reilly, DrPH, presented a paper he co-authored with David Markenson: Pediatric Preparedness of Emergency Medical Services Providers for Blast and Radiological-related Incidents.
October 27-29, 2010September 2010
The Doctoral Program presented at the 9th International Conference on Urban Health. Peter Arno, faculty, presented a paper he co-authored with faculty member Deborah Viola and colleagues Clyde Schechter, Nancy Sohler, Andrew Maroko and Juliana Maantay: "Towards an Improved Understanding of Overweight, Obesity, and Diabetes: An Ecological Study of New York City Neighborhoods".
Linda Harelick, Doctoral Candidate, presented at an oral poster session a paper she co-authored with faculty members Deborah Viola and Denise Tahara: "Preconception Healthcare Knowledge & Behaviors: Addressing Knowledge Gaps & Understanding Behaviors for Improved Pregnancy Outcome".
Deborah Viola, faculty member, moderated a session on "Innovations in Health Financing" that included papers on mHealth, voucher schemes, community based health insurance and micro credit options for the very poor in developing countries.
Drs. Arno and Viola, along with our visiting scholar, Dr. Michael Gusmano, presented papers at the first International Conference on Evidence-Based Policy in Long-term Care at the London School of Economics September 8-11. The intent of the conference was to bring together researchers and policymakers to exchange ideas and experiences about how best to organize, deliver, fund and regulate services to improve the lives of people with long-term care needs. Their papers, “The Caregiving Workforce in the United States” and “Family Carers in the U.S.” contribute to the conference objective to strengthen the international exchange of research and policy knowledge between the research community, decision-makers and the long-term care industry.
Two faculty members in the Department of Health Policy and Management of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and one of their doctoral students have launched a new educational offering in partnership with The New York Times Knowledge Network. Through the KnowledgeNetwork, the College is now offering a dynamic, interactive online course on a topic of interest to all Americans—health care reform.
Peter Arno, Ph.D., professor and director of doctoral studies, Deborah Viola, Ph.D., M.B.A., associate professor and internship advisor in the doctoral program, and Nancie Celini, M.P.H. ’08, a doctoral candidate and e-learning professional with 30 years of experience implementing health care technology, created the course, “An Economic View of Health Care Reform,” which will run from September 27 until October 25, 2010.
Interested in Registering? Click here for more information.
Drs. Peter Arno and Deborah Viola presented at the 2010 AcadmeyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Boston June 27-29. They participated in a session, Balancing LTC: Can More Home-and Community-Based Support Save Money While Improving Care?, chaired by David Grabowski from Harvard Medical School. Other panelists included Randall Brown of Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. and Charles Milligan of the University of Maryland. The session focussed on exploring the cost-effectiveness of the most recent generation of HCBS programs. Key issues included the interaction between the Medicare and Medicaid programs, workforce concerns, and the need to better measure effectiveness.
Applications for Fall 2010 must be filed by July 1, 2010.
Drs. Peter Arno and Deborah Viola, two health economists from New York Medical College School of Health Sciences and Practice, are principal investigators in a study analyzing the economic impact of the deer population in the state of Connecticut. The intent of the study, sponsored by the Fairfield County Municipal Deer Management Alliance (FCMDMA), in cooperation with the Connecticut Coalition to End Lyme Disease (CCELD) and Connecticut Audubon, is to capture the economic losses that result from deer overpopulation, including road traffic accidents; ecological degradation, agricultural and landscaping; and tick-borne disease prevention and care, particularly Lyme disease. The objective of this work is to advance public policy initiatives with appropriate deer management strategies in Connecticut.
December 10, 2009
Drs. Arno and Viola were invited to present their study, "A Profile of Caregiving in the Civilian Population," at the Second Annual Trauma Spectrum Disorders Conference at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The conference was a scientific conference on the impact of military service on families and caregivers. Its goal was to provide a forum for the exchange of evidence-based science related to family functioning, caregiving, and child and adolescent development.
November 7-10, 2009
The Doctoral Program is proud to have been so well-represented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia by its faculty and doctoral candidates.
Oscar Alleyne, Doctoral Candidate, presented a poster he co-authored with faculty members Peter Arno and Deborah Viola: Planning and designing a seven county regional health plan.
Linda Harelick, Doctoral Candidate, presented a paper she co-authored with faculty members Denise Tahara and Deborah Viola, Preconception healthcare: Addressing women's knowledge of risk factors for improved pregnancy outcomes.
Michael Reilly, Doctoral Candidate, presented several papers he co-authored with faculty members David Markenson and Sherlita Amler related to Emergency Preparedness: Epidemiology of health effects on the pregnant female following a terrorist attack; Designing community-based alternate care sites for pandemics and public health emergencies; Hospital emergency department referral patterns in a disaster; and Utilizing paramedics to provide in-hospital, critical care surge capacity.
Deborah Viola, PhD, faculty member, presented a paper she co-authored with her colleague, Qiuhu Shi, PhD: Income support and women's health reform in developing countries: The impact of Microfinance.
October 23 , 2009
The Department of Health Policy and Management Doctoral Program sponsored its second Health Care Leaders Symposium. Andrea Fischer, former German Health Minister (1998-2002), spoke on health policy matters from a global perspective. Ms. Fischer’s presentation described the German health care system, its struggles and accomplishments, and compared it to current health care reform efforts in the United States.
September 10, 2009
Drs. Arno and Viola and Doctoral Candidate Vadim Tantsyura were invited to present their study, “Collaborations that Lead to Improved Services and Organizational Success,” at The Leir Retreat Center for Ability Beyond Disability’s Annual Conference. The agenda, entitled Balancing Priorities, was geared toward organizational decision makers. The goal of the conference was to explore key areas upon which executive leaders must focus upon in order to successfully address the complex needs of aging in persons with disabilities.
June 11, 2009
Drs. Arno and Viola were invited to present their study, "The Caregiving Continuum: Costs and Benefits Reconsidered," at The Hilltop Institute at UMBC. The Symposium consisted of national experts who discussed the measures and evidence to examine whether the expansion of home and community-based services (HCBS) has produced desired outcomes (quality, choice, cost, satisfaction, and safety) in the long term for older adults and persons with physical disabilities.
March 25, 2009
Congratulations to the SPH Doctoral Program for winning First Prize, Best Poster Award at the Bronx County Medical Society Symposium on Obesity.
inTouch: Faculty and Students Win Kudos for Obesity Research
The Rockland County Department of Health has been awarded $1 million to create a regional performance-monitoring tool. Oscar Alleyne, an epidemiologist with Rockland's Department of Health and a doctoral candidate in the SPH’s Health Policy and Management DrPH program, will coordinate the project with the Hudson Valley Regional Health Officer Network. Professors Deborah Viola and Peter Arno will serve as principal investigators.
Rockland County Awarded 1M Grant
inTouch: School of Public Health Lays Groundwork for a Unique Collaboration with Seven County Health Departments
D. Crooke 11/13/13
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